Stolen vehicle pursuit ends in crash

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One man is in custody after a vehicle pursuit ended in a crash Tuesday morning.

According to Capt. Jeff Wilson with the St. Joseph Police Department, a stolen vehicle with a child inside was reported around 8 a.m. Tuesday. An officer located the vehicle and initiated a pursuit which ended in the area of 18th and Duncan Streets when the vehicle being pursued hit an electric pole and crashed.

The man in the vehicle was taken into custody on investigative charges. No injuries were reported and Wilson said there was a misunderstanding and it ended up that the child was not in the stolen vehicle.

The area of the crash was blocked off for part of the morning as crews repaired the power lines.

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